Council meeting in Kenya disrupted after fart 'polluted the air'

A city council meeting in Kenya had to be shut down this week due to flatulence.

Homa Bay County representatives on Wednesday started blaming each other for the offending smells.

"Honourable Speaker, one of us has polluted the air and I know who it is," one member said, pointing at one of his colleagues.

"I am not the one. I cannot do such a thing in front of my colleagues," the accused responded, according to BBC News

Proceedings were suspended after the speaker demanded air fresheners.

"Make it pleasant. Get whatever flavour you will find in any office, whether it's vanilla or strawberry," he said.

"We cannot continue sitting in an environment that smells bad."

Soon after emptying the chamber, the smell reportedly dissipated and the air fresheners weren't needed.

The incident came just days after Kenya's parliament made international headlines for kicking out an MP who brought her baby to work, saying she had to because there was no creche.